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OCTOBER 26

1825 - The Erie Canal, connecting Lake Erie to the Hudson River, opened.

2005  - The Chicago White Sox sweep the Houston Astros to win their first World Series in 88 years.

 

October 27

Kevin Brown was born.

Michael Carey was born.

 

1904 - New York City's first rapid transit subway, the IRT, opened.

2004 - After an 86-year wait, the Boston Red Sox finally captured a World Series

 

October 28

1886 -The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by President

Grover Cleveland.

1940 - Italy invaded Greece during World War II.

 

October 29

Kim Jenkusky was born.

 

1929 - The New York Stock Exchange crashed on Black Tuesday, precipitating the Great Depression.

2012 – Hurricane Sandy.

 

October 30

Mark Dana was born.

 

1938 - Radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, starring Orson Welles, caused nationwide panic among listeners.

1974 - Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire (“rumble in the jungle”) to regain his world heavyweight title.

 

October 31

Dennis O’Connor was born.

Marilyn Kohn was born.

Jim Slowey was born.

Kathleen Coughlin was born.

 

1517 - Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.

1992 - Pope John Paul II admitted that the Roman Catholic Church had erred in convicting Galileo of heresy 350 years earlier.

 

November 1

Jim Sluyk was born.

Bobby Kalisak was born.

 

1765 - The Stamp Act, the first direct tax on the American colonies, went into effect.

1952 - The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb in a test in the Marshall Islands.

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